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Superman came to life just when the country needed a hero. Facing the still-fresh wounds of the Great Depression and the growing threat of another World War, he flew into the collective conscious as a man of steel who could leap tall buildings in a single bound and fly faster than our fastest trains. Today, we still need heroes, they're just not always as clear cut or ...more
Paperback, 1, 150 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Boxfire Press
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Matt Thomas
Dec 27, 2012 Matt Thomas rated it it was amazing
As a person who grew up on comic books, I always wanted a literary genre to spring up from the superhero world. Since the cinematic superhero trend that was catalyzed by Sam Raimi's Spider-Man in 2002, more auteurs, and now authors, are experimenting with the genre. Boxfire Press's Heroics, a short story collection edited by Brian Moll, puts forth a series of superhero deconstruction narratives, each with its own unique literary bend. The first pair of stories, "The Quiet Men" by Quincy Scott ...more
Christopher
Nov 15, 2012 Christopher rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, 4-0-plus
Stories that in most cases tackle the intersection between superherodom and mundane reality. Several pieces show promise or have a few engaging details, but I find it hard to say I liked it as a whole or that it's OK compared to more practiced work.
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